HHS Sets Ambitious 2013 Health IT Goals

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced a set of ambitious goals for 2013 that involves accelerating the use of health information exchange by providers in order to increase the flow of health information. Read on for a breakdown of the initiatives HHS plans to launch.

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ONC Reports Put Health Information Exchange in Focus

In January, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) released a series of reports detailing the findings of expert research on various topics related to health information exchange (HIE). Each report provides background information on core concepts of HIE, analyses of key challenges and opportunities, and appendices that include case studies and vendor descriptions. This article includes a sampling of some of the findings and conclusions.

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Ten More Questions for CAC Vendors

This update to a previous web article gives HIM professionals more questions they should ask prospective computer-assisted coding vendors.

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ACO Summit Highlights

Main takeaways from the recent ACO Summit, held to examine the healthcare industry’s progress in transitioning to accountable care organizations.

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Video Extra: Moving Closer to Health Information Exchange

Take notes. If the healthcare industry follows these steps, HIE can reach its full potential for reducing costs, improving quality, and leading the population toward better health.

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